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Comments Regarding Agriculture and Antitrust Enforcement PDF Print E-mail


ICLE filed a comment with the Department of Justice Antitrust Division on December 31, 2009 in response to the Division's request for public comments on Agriculture and Antitrust Enforcement Issues in Our 21st Century Economy.  The authors of the essay are F. Scott Kieff, Geoffrey A. Manne, Michael E. Sykuta, and Joshua D. Wright.  The comment should be available for free download from the DOJ webpage when the public comments are posted and is available here (pdf).



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